Nashville's Fiala leaves on stretcher with leg injury
ST. LOUIS (AP) Nashville forward Kevin Fiala has left Game 1 of the Predators' second-round series against St. Louis with a left leg injury.
Fiala got tangled up with Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and went hard into the boards behind the St. Louis net at 1:46 of the second period. Fiala left the ice on a stretcher and was taken to a hospital in an ambulance.
The 20-year-old Fiala was selected by Nashville with the 11th pick in the 2014 draft. He scored two goals in the Predators' first-round sweep against the Blackhawks.
Nashville had a 2-0 lead against St. Louis in the second on Wednesday night.